Six Core Elements of Health Care Transition™

Integrating Young Adults into Adult Health Care

For use by Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, and Med-Peds Clinicians

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Transition and Care Policy/Guide

Creating a written transition and care policy/guide is the first element in the Six Core Elements of Health Care Transition™ (HCT). The transition and care policy/guide is intended to be shared with young adults at their first visit and be publicly posted. Developed by your practice or health system, with input from young adults, the policy provides consensus among the practice staff, mutual understanding of the welcoming process involved, and a structure for evaluation. It should be at the appropriate reading level, offered in languages common among your clinic population, and concise (no more than one page).

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Implementation

Read more about How to Implement the Six Core Element of Health Care Transition.
Read more information on the QI framework and methods in our Quality Improvement Primer.

Integrating Young Adults into Adult Health Care

For use by Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, and Med-Peds Clinicians